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2009-04-29 06:20:00

With the implementation of cloning techniques, a team of scientists in South Korea have engineered four beagles that allegedly glow in reddish hues.  The same techniques, they propose, could aid in the development of cures for human diseases.  Though they glow red in the presence of ultraviolet light, the dogs' nails and abdomens appear red even to the naked eye because of their thin skins.  Lee Byeong-chun, a professor at Seoul National University and head of the research...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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